NRW Holdings - Awarded BHP South Flank Contract

NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX:NWH) has been awarded a bulk earthworks and concrete works contract at BHP Iron Ore's South Flank Precinct project, with the work valued at about $176 million. The contract is expected to run for 15 months, commencing on site in September this year. At peak, over 350 workers will be required on site, while plant and equipment will comprise internally-sourced fleet together with a range of hired equipment.

Aeris Resources - Quarterly Activities Report for the period ending 30 June 2018

Aeris Resources (ASX: AIS) has released its activities report for the three months to June 30, highlighting its best quarter for the 2018 financial year. Aeris produced 7,580 tonnes of copper during the period at a C1 cash cost of $2.10/lb and at an all-in sustaining cost of $2.79/lb. All up, Aeris produced 26,686 tonnes of copper for FY18. The company increase its cash balance at the end of the quarter by $5.1 million to $29.8 million.

Aeris Resources - 28 Gravity Anomalies Identified at Torrens

Aeris Resources (ASX: AIS) has announced the identification of 28 gravity anomalies at its Torrens project, located in South Australia. The technical work required to identify areas with the potential to host an iron oxide copper gold deposit is progressing, and is currently focused on three key areas; geophysical modelling, structural geology interpretation, and detailed logging of existing drill core data.

Nexus Minerals - Quarterly Activities Report to June 2018

Eastern Goldfields explorer Nexus Minerals Limited (ASX: NXM) has released its June quarter activities report, highlighting the commencement of ground-based exploration activities - including RC drilling - at its recently acquired Wallbrook gold project, as well as the undertaking of a phase 2 drilling program at the Pinnacles GT6 prospect. At Wallbrook, a 3,992m RC drilling program over four prospect areas was completed in late June, the results of which are due in August.

Northern Minerals - Browns Range exploration drilling recommences

Australian heavy rare earths developer, Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU) has started exploration drilling work at its Browns Range project, with about 5,000 metres planned. The renewed exploration push follows the construction of the pilot plant at Browns Range, which is set to become the only dysprosium-producing operation outside of China. The company has set a target of defining sufficient ore for the operation to have a mine life in excess of 20 years, up from the current 11 years for a full-scale project at Browns Range.

Magmatic Resources - Annual Shareholder Update

Magmatic Resources (ASX: MAG) has updated shareholders on activities for the 2018 financial year through an announcement to the market. Activities included a listing on the ASX, following the purchase of four large gold and copper exploration projects in NSW from South African miner Gold Fields, and acquiring two new projects in the Yamarna/Laverton region of WA in both the technology and gold metals spaces. Magmatic's exploration team was also strengthened during the period.

NTM Gold - Quarterly Activities Report to June 2018

Emerging Goldfields explorer NTM Gold (ASX: NTM) has signed off on a transformational March quarter during which Andrew Muir was appointed managing director and an aggressive drilling program at the Redcliffe Project, funded by an oversubscribed equity raising, highlighted the high-grade gold prospectivity. NTM said it was on track to to report a resource update for Redcliffe, near Leonora in WA's Goldfields, by the middle of this year.

Golden Rim Resources - New Gold Discovery at Red Hill 4.5km from 1Moz Kouri Mineral Resource

Golden Rim Resources (ASX: GMR) has announced a new gold discovery at Red Hill, following the return of assays from a regional RC drilling program at the company's wholly-owned Kouri gold project in Burkina Faso. The latest assay results are for 16 RC holes drilled to test gold-in-auger and geophysical target areas southwest of the Kouri Mineral Resource area. The Red Hill prospect is located 4.5km southwest of the maiden 1 million ounce Mineral Resource at the Banouassi prospect at Kouri.

St George Commences Drilling of EM Conductors at Mt Alexander

Emerging WA nickel company St George Mining (ASX: SGQ) has resumed drilling at its Mt Alexander project near Leonora, with the first phase focused on testing five new electromagnetic conductors identified at the Investigators prospect from downhole EM surveys in recently completed drill holes. The drilling of the five new EM conductors has strong potential to identify significant extensions to the known mineralisation at Investigators.

Compelling New Drill Targets Defined at Zacatecas Lithium Brine Project

Zenith Minerals (ASX:ZNC) has received results from recently completed ground-based MT geophysical surveys conducted at its Zacatecas lithium brine project in Mexico. The surveys have indicated a conductive layer beneath the Illescas salt lake; 200 – 400m thick, 2.5km in length sited below strongly anomalous surface sample results, representing a compelling lithium brine drill
target. Permitting for drill testing is set to commence this month.